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Lone Star (1952)

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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

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Devereaux Burke
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Martha Ronda
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Thomas Craden
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Minniver Bryan
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Anthony Demmet
James Burke ...
Luther Kilgore
William Farnum ...
Tom Crockett
Lowell Gilmore ...
Captain Elliott
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Mizette
Lucius Cook ...
Seth Moulton
Ralph Reed ...
Bud Yoakum
Ric Roman ...
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Storyline

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda. Written by Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)

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The Battle for Texas and the Battle of the Sexes! See more »


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8 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Estrela do Destino  »

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Trivia

Lionel Barrymore's last movie. He had previously played U.S President Andrew Jackson in The Gorgeous Hussy (1936). Beulah Bondi, who plays Minniver Bryan, played Jackson's wife, Rachel Jackson, in the previous film. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, they use pistols and rifles that did not exist at the time Texas entered the union. See more »

Quotes

Bud Yoakum: Sir, I thought you said a smart man knows when to quit.
Devereaux Burke: Who says I'm smart?
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Connections

Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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Moonlight Is Meant for Lovers
Sung by Ava Gardner
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A real rip-snorter at times
20 July 2005 | by (Jacksonville, Fla) – See all my reviews

The MGM production gloss is in full swing here and Clark and Brod are the manly men doing' their thing. Ava's the love interest and she's less cocky and obnoxious than usual; Lionel Barrymore chews the scenery as Andy Jackson in his own inimitable way. The close in battle with the Indians that Gable and Crawford have near the beginning is INTENSE. WOW. The chase along the river and the final battle and duke-out between you know who is all pretty slam-bang as well. O.K. this is not history (that I've ever heard of) but it's great frontier stuff that any red-blooded guy should find entertaining. And like the other reviewer said- that sure is some map of Texas Brod keeps at home! It's comical and awe inspiring at the same time.


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